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  • Hill AFB's fighter wings to conduct night flying during combat exercise

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Communities surrounding Hill Air Force Base will notice flying operations late into the evening Sept. 14-17 as the base’s fighter wings conduct a local combat exercise.The active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Reserve 419th Fighter Wing will fly roughly 80 sorties per day, with some lasting until 1 a.m. The flying schedule
  • 388th FW, Hill AFB in the early 2000s: Operation Noble Eagle and the Global War on Terrorism

    After the multiple hijackings and subsequent attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center that took place on September 11, 2001, the national defense strategy abruptly switched gears, remarkably quickly given the gradual drawdowns in force levels and readiness after the 1991 Gulf War and the end of the Cold War. The United States had historically focused resources and attention on the former Soviet Union and more recently, a belligerent and expansionist Iraq. 
  • 34th FS deployment experience proves valuable during recent weapons evaluation

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah --  The 34th Fighter Squadron, along with Reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing, recently completed a weapons system evaluation here, employing a variety of munitions with the F-35A Lighting II.Weapons System Evaluation Program West, also known as Combat Hammer, is run by the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron. The exercise,
  • 4th Fighter Squadron wraps up three weeks of training in Alaska

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron, along with Reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing, returned Saturday after three weeks of training in Alaska, including Red Flag 20-3 at Eielson Air Force Base.Red Flag is a large force combat exercise that takes place several times each year at both Eielson and Nellis AFB,
  • Course developed at Hill AFB speeds training for new F-35 crew chiefs

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Crew chiefs newly-assigned to the F-35 have direct access to professional development thanks to a course recently created at Hill Air Force Base, which may be implemented throughout the Air Force.The first class of Airmen graduated Friday from the F-35 Crew Chief Upgrade Training course, which was developed jointly by
  • Family, friends hold memorial for 388th FW Airman

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah, -- The family and friends of Airman 1st Class Joseph D. Blattel gathered here today to remember his life. Blattel died Sunday following an off-base motorcycle accident. The 19-year-old, from Las Vegas, Nev., was an F-35 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit. He had been assigned to
  • 388th Fighter Wing realigned under Fifteenth Air Force

    Fifteenth Air Force activated Aug. 20, integrating wings and direct reporting units from 12th Air Force and Ninth Air Force to form a new numbered air force responsible for generating and presenting Air Combat Command’s conventional forces.
  • Hill Airmen demonstrate combat flexibility, reliability of F-35 during deployments

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – For 16 months, Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing here have been deployed in combat with the F-35A Lightning II and they continue to find ways to improve the capability of America’s most advanced fifth-generation fighter.Each of the wing’s three squadrons, alongside Reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing, have deployed
  • F-35A joins RED FLAG-Alaska, soars to new heights

    Throughout the years, numerous types of aircraft have flown in the Alaskan skies during RED FLAG-Alaska. This year, a new fifth-generation fighter joins the fight.
  • Hill squadron conducts weapons evaluation

    HILL AIR FORE BASE, Utah – A variety of military aircraft will visit northern Utah as Hill’s 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conducts an in-depth weapons evaluation known as Combat Hammer at Hill Air Force Base and the Utah Test and Training Range starting Monday.The evaluation is part of the Air Force's Weapons System Evaluation Program, or WSEP.